"Our Last Summer" as written by Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus and Aleksej Anatolevich Kortnev....
The summer air was soft and warm
The feeling right, the Paris night
Did it's best to please us
And strolling down the Elysee
We had a drink in each cafe
And you
You talked of politics, philosophy and I
Smiled like Mona Lisa
We had our chance
It was a fine and true romance

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain
Our last summer
Memories that remain

We made our way along the river
And we sat down in the grass
By the Eiffel tower
I was so happy we had met
It was the age of no regret
Oh yes
Those crazy years, that was the time
Of the flower-power
But underneath we had a fear of flying
Of getting old, a fear of slowly dying
We took the chance
Like we were dancing our last dance

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
In the tourist jam, round the Notre Dame
Our last summer
Walking hand in hand

Paris restaurants
Our last summer
Morning croissants
Living for the day, worries far away
Our last summer
We could laugh and play

And now you're working in a bank
The family man, the football fan
And your name is Harry
How dull it seems
Are you the hero of my dreams

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain
Our last summer
Memories that remain
I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
In the tourist jam, round the Notre Dame
Our last summer
Walking hand in hand
Paris restaurants
Our last summer
Morning croissants
Living for the day, worries far away...


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Our Last Summer" as written by Bjoern K. Ulvaeus Benny Goran Bror Andersson

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    General CommentThis woman is singing about reminiscing about the holiday her and her husband had when they were still lovers. Later on in the song we find out that the man she had a french affair with is her husband now. A fine and clever song.
    bigdave69on December 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is mostly about a vacation she took herself, just a free summer when she was young and had a beautiful fun, but short fling with a man who was all these things women seem to want. Exotic, cultured, etc...and then years later when they've "grown up" he's changed to the husband image that we always see in tv and stuff, the type women hate...but she still loves him and has something special for him, even if he is kinda boring =) she remembers the times they had =)
    thepuppydog26on July 09, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's so amazing. :) the song is about a couple who are probably now apart for some reason, & they remind their last beautiful summer they spent with each other in Paris. Though they were so happy then, they were slightly afraid of losing each other, of losing these beautiful days. [as she says: But underneath, we had a fear of flying, of growing old, a fear of slowly dieing...]
    And now that they're apart, the man has became a bank clerk with his pretty typical family with another woman, And the girl still recalls the last summer they had...
    the way she sings this song really impresses me. It's pretty hard to put a complete trip into a song with beautiful details; like "In the tourist jam, round the Notre Dame" or "Morning croissants". You will really understand how does it feel to cross the streets which you've crossed someday with your love, alone. :)
    Rmeenaon January 08, 2014   Link

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